Philip Barak was born in Whitley Bay, Northumberland in 1934. After completing National Service in a Malaya as an artillery observer, Philip started racing in 1956 and is still competing. He acquired his first car, a Cooper Mk VI-Norton, from the Border Reivers team, his first outing was at Brough in March 1956, in a car which would have been somewhat outclassed by the later Mk IX and Xs at that time. He managed a respectable sixth place in his heat. After selling this car to Ian Raby, for 1959, he had upgraded to a Cooper Mk VIII and took his first win at Rufforth, After a shunt at Mallory, the car was upgraded to a later specification chassis for the rest of the season.
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After this, Philip spent the next 50 plus years racing pretty much anything and everything including; Lotus 11, Lotus Cortina, Cooper Ferrari, Lotus 17, Brabham F2, Formula Ford, Escort V8, Baby Bertha, Lotus Esprit, Chevron, Mallock and others. And he is still competing.